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Shopee + P.R.China Seller = Disappointment

Shopee + P.R.China Seller = Disappointment

Only for bigger ticket items though, small cheap orders are fine, or close enough to fine they cannot be reasonably disputed.

At this point I have many dozens of orders total, and several big ticket items, so I have enough of a sample to say something substantive, I think.

Standard Notes vs. Joplin

Standard Notes vs. Joplin

"Note taking" is an app category that I have played with before, but never taken seriously because the dots did not all line up -- there was insufficient feature coverage. Now that I have that, "note taking" (and syncing, and organizing, and search....) has suddenly become a veritable killer app. I use it constantly during the day, obviously more than just note taking: I am building a personal knowledge base.

Vultr Cloud Service: Thumbs Down

Vultr Cloud Service: Thumbs Down

This week I had a brief and unpleasant contact with the Vultr.com cloud service, occupying a market niche similar to that of Digital Ocean (differentiator: a data center in Japan).

I spent hours fighting with their billing page, having every credit card in my possession declined, and Alipay too failed. Finally I managed to make a $10 deposit with Paypal and could start playing around a bit.